Adai Dosa Recipe | How To Prepare Adai Dosa

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A thin, crispy pancake from Tamil Nadu made of toor dal and rice. Adai is usually eaten with jaggery or aviyal for a meal that includes the scents of curry leaves and red chili peppers in every bite!

The adai is a traditional dish from Tamilnadu but don’t let its name fool you. Though it’s similar to dosas both taste-wise as well as physically because they’re both flat like pancakes, this delicious food has more than just one personality trait: different spices depending on what region your mother hails from giving these dishes their own distinctive flavor profiles which can be enjoyed across India today thanks largely in part due to the globalization taking root all over the world.

Adai Dosa Recipe | How To Prepare Adai Dosa

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 2 min Total Time 12 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 114
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Adai is a protein rich recipe which can be a perfect recipe for breakfast or dinner. It is ideal for people who like to be on diet with high-protein. Toor dal, gram dal, moong dal are rich in protein and rice is rich in carbohydrate making it whole diet with aviyal or chutney as side dish. Adai recipe is here for you to try, relish and experience health.





  1. Soak dhal and rice together for 1-2 hours and grind with red chillies, salt. Coconut also can be grinded together or can be added after grinding. Grind with just enough water so that it will be in thick consitency.

  2. Heat a tawa and when it is ready, using a round ladle take the batter and place in the center of tawa, and spread as much as you can. Since the batter is thick it cannot be spread as easily as a dosa or pancake so the adai will be thick only.

  3. When cooked turn over the other side and cook till crisp.

  4. Take it in a plate and serve with Avial and butter (if not diet conscious) Coconut chutney, onion chutney is also a good side dish.

  5. Adai is ready to be served.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 114kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g2%
Sodium 7mg1%
Potassium 146mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 22g8%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Protein 4g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Any type of dhal can be used chick peas, green peas, greens like spinach, meth, drumstick leaves, and any vegetables can be used to our imagination and liking. Cooking has no hard and fast rule as far the person likes it and enjoys it and it does not harm our health.

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